olive oil culture

Millenary Olive Trees in Spain Named Global Agricultural Heritage Site

The millenary olive trees of Sénia, a territory that stretches in between Barcelona and Valencia, have been formally recognized by the as an important agricultural heritage site.

Building an Olive Oil Destination in Úbeda

The olive oil museum in Úbeda creates an interactive experience where visitors may learn about the crop's history, production process and sample various local oils all in one place.
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Rioja Alavesa’s Olive Oil Renaissance

Rioja Alavesa is famous for its wine production. A new book details the Basque sub-region's olive oil history as local groups work to revitalize the sector.

Millenary Olive Seeds Found in Important Archeological Site in Turkey

4,000-year-old olive seeds and utensils were been found in Oylum Höyük, an historical mound located in a fertile plain in Kilis province in Southeastern Turkey.
Olive Oil Times Special

Bona Furtuna: From a Journey of Hope to a Vision for Development

The amazing story of an extra virgin olive oil from Sicily.

3,500-Year-Old Olive Pits Provide Evidence of Early Cultivation in Dalmatia

The ancient pits provide evidence that olives have been cultivated in Croatia for more than 3,500 years.
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Olive Oil Note Rewrites History of Vesuvius Eruption

A scrawl that rewrote the history of the eruption of Vesuvius referred to an olive oil pantry.

Oldest Known Bottle of Olive Oil on Display in Naples Museum

The nearly 2,000-year-old bottle filled with solidified olive oil will be displayed at the National Archaeological Museum.